Looking for Coupons?Call us 800-449-9128 Hablamos Español  
MF MD HG Call & Save
Rogue Logo
Product 519244

Rogue LX408 Custom 8-String Bass   

  • Write a Review

Pro features and doubled strings make the Rogue LX408 Custom 8-String Bass a very special bass. Its basswood body is topped with flamed maple. The ne...Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry-this item is unavailable.

Find a similar product below or contact our experts for a recommendation of great alternatives. Call us at 800-449-9128.

Customers Also Viewed:
OVERVIEW

Doubled strings for a unique bass sound.

Pro features and doubled strings make the Rogue LX408 Custom 8-String Bass a very special bass. Its basswood body is topped with flamed maple. The neck is Canadian hard maple fitted with a high-grade rosewood fretboard, pure abalone dot markers, and a bronze alloy nut. Neck is attached with 6 bolts for greater stability and sustain. A humbucker at the bridge and a single coil in front are wired to active electronics with controls for volume, balance, tone, and bass. The Rogue LX408's 4 strings are doubled as in a 12-string guitar to deliver a unique bass sound. Bridge offers thru-body option.

String gauges:

1st: .045, 2nd: .065, 3rd: .080, 4th: .100 (essentially a set of light- gauge bass strings)

Guitar strings: 1st: .016, 2nd: .022, 3rd: .032, 4th: .042 (the basic gauges from strings 4-6 from a set of electric guitar 9s)

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • Flamed maple top veneer
  • Canadian hard maple neck
  • High-grade rosewood fingerboard
  • Pure abalone dot markers
  • Bronze alloy nut
  • Pure mother-of-pearl headstock inlay
  • 6-bolt neck construction
  • 2-way truss rod
  • Thru-body bridge option
  • Die-cast chrome hardware
  • 24 frets
  • 34" scale
  • Dual humbuckers
Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
 
4.8

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love this bass!

Ive had mine for about 3 years (had to buy used, but found a minty one),later 5 knob version, and I love it! It takes some getting used to playing, but...Read complete review

Ive had mine for about 3 years (had to buy used, but found a minty one),later 5 knob version, and I love it! It takes some getting used to playing, but I find using a felt pick instead of fingers (I usually don't use a pick when I play) and compensating the highs with the EQ works wonders.
One trick - the action on these is high, the neck is a 6 bolt and the bridge is high to compensate for the extra string tension. What I did to lower the action was to pull the bridge out completely and REVERSE the screws (the screws that hold the bridge have built-in washers under the bridge - I moved the screws to the outside of the bridge, while it cant be raised anymore it did lower it the extra depth of those washers which are thick, and a quick adjustment to the truss rod got rid of any buzzing) - now the action is as low as my other more expensive axes - and it is not nearly as fatiguing to play. Not gonna be your daily bass, and its heavy (BUY a padded strap or this beast WILL wear your shoulder out), but it is very unique in its tone. Would track down another one if anything ever happened to it!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lefty

I recently purchased this bass. The first one I recieved I had to send back, the nut was cut too low. The second one I recieved i kept. Although the neck pickup was...Read complete review

I recently purchased this bass. The first one I recieved I had to send back, the nut was cut too low. The second one I recieved i kept. Although the neck pickup was a 5 string pickup and the finish on the back of the neck was faulty. I still think the bass is a good value, but per postings on the web, about 1 in 12 is defective. I'd buy this bass again, but make sure when you recieve one, that is is in good condition.

Reviewed by 39 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Love this bass!

By Tom

from Orlando, Florida

Ive had mine for about 3 years (had to buy used, but found a minty one),later 5 knob version, and I love it! It takes some getting used to playing, but I find using a felt pick instead of fingers (I usually don't use a pick when I play) and compensating the highs with the EQ works wonders.
One trick - the action on these is high, the neck is a 6 bolt and the bridge is high to compensate for the extra string tension. What I did to lower the action was to pull the bridge out completely and REVERSE the screws (the screws that hold the bridge have built-in washers under the bridge - I moved the screws to the outside of the bridge, while it cant be raised anymore it did lower it the extra depth of those washers which are thick, and a quick adjustment to the truss rod got rid of any buzzing) - now the action is as low as my other more expensive axes - and it is not nearly as fatiguing to play. Not gonna be your daily bass, and its heavy (BUY a padded strap or this beast WILL wear your shoulder out), but it is very unique in its tone. Would track down another one if anything ever happened to it!

 
5.0

Biggest Bang for the Buck!

By His Majesty Thee Harlequin

from Chico, CA

I always wanted an 8 string, but could never afford it. This is the one to get, brass nut and active electronics make it a greater value than other available 8 strings, even at twice the price. Well packed for shipping. Sounds absolutely wonderful. I adjusted the truss rod and I also had to replace the input jack. You cannot go wrong with this one.

 
5.0

Widening bass horizons....

By Bassplyr4001

from Cincinnati, OH

Must have checked out this bass on here for about 4 or 5 months, finally decided to make the purchase and I'm not disappointed. Did have to make a slight neck adjustment (just about a half turn)and minor intonation settings. The electronics seem wide and responsive. Owned a 8-string bass back in the 80's, this one is built, plays and sounds definately better.

 
5.0

Well worth the effort

By Anonymous-PCMx_

from Caldwell Idaho

I first saw one in the sixties, a Hagstrom, being played by Noel Redding and back then got to thinking about the added fullness it provided in three piece bands. Later on I noticed the dude for Cheap Trick was playing a Hamer 8 string. I researched a bit and found them to cost several thousand bucks. Then I saw a Schecter for what I was begining to feel was reasonable. Then I cracked a catalog from this site and saw one for this inexpesive. I freaked. I bought one this last Christmas and was amazed at what I recieved. I had to do a little neck set up, string adjustment, which I do to any new rig I buy. When I plugged it in and worked it for a bit I decided that it was way cooler than I had hoped.Rogue has priced there Basses so the average dude can afford to expand playing techniques and get better at my craft , Thanx.

 
5.0

The Octobass Rules!

By The Rasslinguy

from Castaic, CA

See all my reviews

I had to wait a long time to get this critter, but it was well worth it. The controls, like others have mentioned, are different than pictured. The Volume control doesn't cut the volume off completely and the input jack sticks, but for the price, whose going to complain. The bridge saddle height is not adjustable, so the action is a little higher than I like, but still very player. I'll take this bass over a Dean, Hamer or Carlo Robelli 8 string bass any day. I play in a power trio and the Octobass really fills in the sound. Tom Petty never sounded so good.

 
5.0

Black LX408

By Dal Tacet

from Fayetteville, AR

I am very pleased. The only adjustment needed was 1/4 turn on the truss rod. I attribute that to the difference in humidity where I live.

 
5.0

Can't fault it!

By Beatnik Blue

from Atlanta, GA

See all my reviews

I just got my see-thru black beauty last week, and compared to earlier versions of this bass, it's been through some changes, and ALL for the better! Fit and finish are near-perfect. The electronics perform flawlessly (take that, doubters!) All I needed to do to it was to raise the action a bit and loosen the truss-rod a quarter-turn, and hey presto, just what I wanted. Wowed the band and audience this weekend with its looks and intimidating ultra TWANG (the addition of the Passive/active pull-pot was a class touch!)A little added low end will loosen fillings. By the way, mine intonates spot-on (take that, crybabies), and is just a ton o' fun to play. I just can't fault it, but I'm a bit embarrased by its incredibly low price. I may just have gotten one of the "good ones", but I've never been more impressed with any bass at this end of the value spectrum. Wodda sleeper! Yeah, get one for yerself and love your playing all over again!

 
4.0

Great Value

By Scredly-6PKVk

from Rhode Island

See all my reviews

Rouge LX408 is a great value. Sounds great. Plays well. Looks really nice. A warning about purchasing strings if you intend to string thru the body, you need extra long scale strings (38"). It has a 34" scale neck -plus the extra length to string thru the body. Also the D'Addario 8-string set sold here are only long scale and have bass string size balls on the bottoms of the octave strings and do not fit the string thru body ferrules. You will have to string thru the bridge if you buy these strings.

 
5.0

Update on earlier review

By JazzFusionGuy

from Wake Forest, NC

Found extra strings, by Ken Smith for higher octave set, used piccolo type (lighter gauge) -- worked great! Now this bass smokes! Excellent buy & value, great sound, so full!

 
5.0

I don't know how they do it!

By thehands

from NY

See all my reviews

This Rogue 8-String Bass is simply unbelievable. The flame maple top, active electronics and 6-bolt neck alone make this thing worth twice the price. Add in killer tone, perfect intonation, great balance, not-too-wide neck and flawless finish and you have to wonder how they make these things and still make a profit at this price! I have only one complaint. I wish the string action was easier to adjust and individual for each string, although mine is set-up nicely and doesn't buzz. I tried several 8-strings, including the ESP and although that one was real nice, the neck on this Rogue is so much easier to play and more comfortable, it blows it away. Plus, you could buy 2 of these to one ESP (get both colors!) I was always afraid of the Rogue brand, but if this bass is representative of the line, I'll not hestate to buy more. Neither should you.

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

See All Rogue 6+ String Electric Bass
You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.